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DEREK HENDERSON

Derek is an author, Buddhist, cook, music lover, photographer & traveller

MILAREPA 1038-1122 CE
Milarepa thanka detail

"Even the earthen pot, by having once existed, and now by not existing,
Demonstrates the component nature of all things.
But more especially it symbolises human life.
Therefore, I Mila the Devotee do
Resolve to persevere unwaveringly.
The earthen pot, which constituted my sole wealth,
By breaking, has now become a Guru,
For it preaches to me a wondrous sermon on Impermanence."

Image excerpted from Liu Lizhong "Buddhist Art from the Tibetan plateau" (in Chinese)  Joint Publishing Co. (HK) Hong Kong 1987

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